Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections 2021: David Lloyd re-elected

Voter turnout was up this year, compared to the 2016 election

By Laura Hutchinson
Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:06 am

Conservative party candidate David Lloyd has been re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.

The results were announced by Police Area Returning Officer, Broxbourne Borough Council's Chief Executive Jeff Stack, at the count at the Spotlight Theatre in Hoddesdon at 5.15pm on Monday, May 10.

The three candidates who contested the election were David Lloyd (The Conservative Party Candidate), Sam North (the Liberal Democrat Party) and Philip Ross (The Labour Party candidate).

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Mr Lloyd as the count was announced

Under the supplementary voting system, voters were asked to indicate both a first and second preference from the three candidates.

Mr Lloyd received a total of 167,875 votes, up from 126,069 in 2016.

As no candidate received more than 50 per cent of the first preference votes, David Lloyd and Sam North progressed to the second round, as they had accrued the most first preference votes.

The total number of valid first and second preference votes cast for these candidates was:

David Lloyd

1st preference votes: 155,114

2nd preference votes: 12,761

Total votes: 167,875

Sam North

1st preference votes 87,524

2nd preference votes 48,172

Total votes 135,696

Philip Ross got 76,941 votes in the first round.

The turnout across Hertfordshire was 37.4 per cent. This compares with 29 per cent at the last PCC election in 2016.

The PCC is responsible for the way policing is delivered in the county. They decide how funding related to policing and crime reduction is allocated and set a Police and Crime Plan which sets the strategic direction and objectives of the force. They also bring together community safety and criminal justice partners to ensure local priorities are joined up.